These seminars are open to Oxford research students and Faculty members working in international law as well as to visiting scholars. The seminars offer an opportunity for members of the Oxford PIL research community to present their work - at various stages - to fellow students and academics in a friendly and informal atmosphere. If students have a PIL component in their research, but are not on the research seminar mail list, please contact​.

These seminars are held in The Wharton Room, All Souls College and those attending face to face will need to register and are kindly asked to wear a face mask. 

These seminars are held weekly in term time, on Wednesday mornings from 09.30 to 10.30. Each week a researcher makes a brief presentation on the subject of his or her research and the topic is then opened for discussion. This is one of the liveliest and most searching forums for discussion of international law in the University, and is an excellent way of keeping up to date in the subject and honing analytical and presentation skills.

Schedule Trinity Term 2022

Week 1: 27 April 2022
Xiao Mao - Procedural Cross-Fertilization among Domestic and International Courts and Tribunals: A Functional Approach

Week 2: 4 May 2022
Gil-Ad Schwartz - Hostes Humani Generis: Enemies of all Mankind

Week 3: 11 May 2022
Claudia Tam - Decolonizing International Climate Change Law: To What Extent Does Climate Change Law Reflect Enduring Colonial Legacies?
Mark Janis – “An Author’s Apology: Britain and European Human Rights Law”.

Week 4: 18 May 2022
Eirini Fasia – Due Regard Obligations in the Law of the Sea Convention

Week 5: 25 May 2022
Emmanuel Giakoumakis – What's in a number? Equitable considerations in the determination of damages under customary international law.

Week 6: 1 June 2022
Sophie Ryan – Civil adjudicatory jurisdiction: What’s (international) law got to do with it?

Week 7: 8 June 2022
Speaker TBC – Title TBC

Week 8: 15 June 2022
*** NB. this session runs from 9am – 10:45am ***

Visiting Navy / FCDO lawyers – Individual Essay Presentations